Three information infrastructure myths debunked

November 4, 2014
The Information Management keynote session at IBM Insight 2014 brought new product offerings, memorable stories and answers to some common information infrastructure myths. Read More

The Internet of Things: A time series data challenge

October 3, 2014
The world is becoming more and more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent, resulting in mountains of newly generated data. With storage costs coming down significantly, companies now want to leverage this instrument-generated data for conducting analysis. Read More

The big data jungle is coming to Vegas

August 14, 2014
In the world of big data, the elephant is king. Hadoop, whose elephant logo has become the face of big data, has been joined in the big data jungle by many friends: Pig, Jaql and even a ZooKeeper to keep them all in line. The entire big data jungle will be making a trip to Las Vegas in October for the world’s largest big data conference: IBM Insight. Read More

Big data strategy Twitter chat recap

March 27, 2014
I recently participated in a Twitter chat on big data strategy hosted by @IBMbigdata. Read More

#BigDataMgmt chat recap: Search meets big data

February 17, 2014
Most organizations are feeling the pressure to move big data initiatives past the discussion phase and toward well-planned projects. To what extent can a complete view of all of the available information help organizations gain deeper insights and make better decisions? Read More

The NoSQL conundrum: Lagged veracity and the double-edged promise of eventual consistency

December 5, 2013
In the big data scheme of things, you can talk about the "3 Vs," the "4 Vs," or as many "Vs" as your fevered imagination can spin out. The "3 Vs" point to the "big" dimension of the big data phenomenon, but when you shift the focus from "big" data to "all" data, the fourth V becomes a cleaner fit. Specifically, bringing veracity into the discussion can help you to incorporate an overlapping database paradigm, NoSQL, into the larger perspective. That's because veracity is akin to one of the defining features of NoSQL: the notion of "eventual consistency." Read More

Big Data’s Legacy is Agility

August 6, 2013
While much of today’s focus on big data is on “smart data,” the power of analytics, the most lasting benefit big data will bring to business worldwide, is agility. Read More

Big Data for Banking: Depends on a Scalable, Extensible Information Foundation

July 26, 2013
The promise of achieving significant, measurable business value from big data can only be realized if organizations put into place an information foundation that supports the rapidly growing volume, variety and velocity of data. Read More

Hadoop’s Linux Analogy is Wearing Thin as the Market Evolves

July 11, 2013
Big data is an industry ecosystem in which the open-source approaches have great momentum. Open-source platforms—including Hadoop, NoSQL and R—are expanding their footprint in advanced analytics. Read More

Technology Innovations for Enhanced Data Management

July 10, 2013
Data management has undergone significant change ever since the introduction of online transaction processing systems (OLTP) some 50 years ago. The level of change during this period, however, has not been uniform. Read More